JASON CARSON WILSON
820 E. Center St.
Freeport IL 61032
February 2010-May 2011
School and Business Reporter, Sauk Valley Newspapers. Sterling, Illinois.
Covered the cities of Sterling and Rock Falls as well business stories and general assignments.
January 2007-May 2009
Education/Minority Affairs/General Assignment Reporter and Columnist, The Journal-Standard, Freeport, Illinois.
Served as a general assignment reporter with a minority affairs concentration. Also cover several school districts within our coverage area. While continuing to cover hard news, feature writing is a major focus. Shoot and edit video as well as providing voice overs.
September 2006-January 2007
Correspondent, Boone County Journal, Belvidere, Illinois.
Covered Boone County government.
Staff writer, Rock River Times, Rockford, Illinois.
Served as an investigative and general assignment reporter, covering both City of Rockford and Winnebago County issues. Also took digital photos.
Freelance writing. Web content.
Correspondent, Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette. Wrote a weekly column, "Wilson's Wit.”Articles published online at www.associatedcontent.com and www.constantcontent.com.
January 2004-June 2005
Staff writer, Pekin Daily Times. Pekin, Illinois.
Covered Tazewell and Mason county governments and area school districts. Now serve as general assignment reporter focusing on features. Took digital photos.
Associated Press, Election reporter for Tazewell County, Illinois.
June 2002-Feb. 2003
Piatt County Journal-Republican, Monticello, Illinois.
Reporter/Photographer/Editor/Page Designer. Wrote stories and editorials. Took photos. Designed pages. Supervised reporters.
September 2001-June 2002
Staff Writer, Ottawa Daily Times, Ottawa, Illinois.
Covered La Salle County government. Took digital photos.
Assistant Editor, Sports Editor & Photographer, Mahomet Citizen, Mahomet, Illinois.
Wrote stories and editorials. Took photos. Designed pages.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. in News-Editorial in 1999. Earned a Knight/Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) investigative and computer-assisted-reporting fellowship.